LiVES, a free and open-source video editor and VJ tool, released new major version 3.2.0 with new features, performance and resource usage improvements, and tons of other changes.
Changes LiVES 3.2.0 include:
- Initial startup has been rewritten.
- Updated GTK+ support to 3.24.
- A total rewrite of buttons, a new font chooser.
- Specify configuration directory from commandline.
- Implemented a thread pool with generic worker threads.
- Introduced the idea of lives_proc_threads.
- optimised memory handling in some specific cases.
- Disk space quota can be set for the application.
- Implemented auto gamma correction.
- Implemented threading for swscale.
- Added a predictive caching mechanism to the player.
- Fixed several screen / window sizing issues.
- The renderer now uses a separate thread for saving frames to disk, making rendering much faster.
- New intelligent “auto-layout” mode to improve the appearance of all parameter windows.
- Visual tweaks for Preferences window.
- Fixed mkv_decoder so it can decode webm clips.
- ctrl-alt-space now performs loop locking in clip editor (trickplay).
- Add keys a / A (audio track lock / unlock) for clip editor playback.
- Added two more keyboard effect keys (ctrl-minus and ctrl-equals).
- Audio can now be normalised after rendering.
- Added “audio bleedthru” mode in multitrack.
- Individual clip volume levels can now be adjusted during playback (temporary) and non-playback (permanent).
- Added a new “normalize audio” function.
- Add more preferences to the prefs window.
- Frame number now defaults to pointer position when opening the seperate window.
- Seperate window in multitrack can now appear undecorated.
- Improved appearance for ‘fireTV’ effect.
- Add menu options jump to next mark / jump to previous mark in multitrack.
How to Install LiVES 3.2.0 in Ubuntu:
The PPA package is on the way. I’ll update the post once it’s available to install. For the source code go to: